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san francisco firefighter. firefighters all over the bay area mourn the loss of one of their own. flags are at half-staff all over the bay area to honor lieutenant vince perez and linda yee is in san francisco general tonight with the latest on the second critically injured firefighter. linda? >> reporter: allen, doctors are doing everything they can at this hour to safety life of firefighter anthony valerio. in the meantime, investigators are continuing to look at how a routine house fire turned into disaster. reporter: now it's all about finding answers. what happened in this routine house fire that went so terribly wrong? >> they documented, diagrammed every hose lead, every firefighter that was there yesterday was interviewed. we diagrammed the whole thing. we took a video of it. and we're trying to find out exactly what happened, what was the course of events that caused that single event to happen that caused these injuries and this
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unfortunate line of duty death. >> reporter: it started out being a textbook fire then -- >> the last transition i heard was that there was zero visibility and they were trying to find the fire. >> we found the fire second level. moving in with a hose line right now. then we didn't hear from the crew of engine 26 again. >> reporter: a second crew found firefighters lieutenant vince perez and anthony valerio. an emergency alarmed goes offer when the firefighters wearing it stop moving after 15 seconds. >> this alarm went off and that's what let the firefighters know that both vince and tony valerio were down. so they went towards the sound of the alarm and as they went through the smoke, they saw a flashlight aiming at the ceiling. and even, you know, having that indicator they went towards it and they still couldn't --the smoke was so dense, they still couldn't see what they were going in, tripping over one of the guys. that's how they found them. >> this is the 26. you copy? a man down, come through the front door. down the stairs to the right.
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copy of. >> reporter: perez died from burns and cardiac arrest. his ex-wife said he died doing what he loved best. >> he's a hero. vince is a hero. and he has a lot of friends that love him and care for him. >> reporter: valerio remains on life support in critical condition. his family is by his side. >> i'm not doing as great now as i was doing. starting to get to me a little more. you know? but hopefully, hopefully within the next --he survived the night and lasted this long. hopefully he will be able to make it you know, a full recovery but... >> reporter: investigators want know what caused the conditions that led to the possible flashover. they have seen this before. in 1995 a similar fire in the same neighborhood killed another firefighter. they know this diamond heights neighborhood with steep cliffs is challenging. >> what might have happened is that the window broke possibly and all the fire went back up into the building and it's like a chimney effect and they were caught in the chimney. we are still doing the
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investigation right now. but that's what happened in 1995 when we lost the lieutenant. and everyone going to that fire had lou in mind because we have all been to that fire before and we all know how dangerous it is up in that neighborhood. >> reporter: this is a tragedy that has touched many people in the bay area. today, the santa clara county firefighters brought lunch to the grieving members of fire station 26. and tonight the san francisco police officers plan to cater to the six fire stations that contributed and helped in the fire yesterday. so allen, this is certainly asking that's touching everybody. >> wonder what's going to happen, why are these firefighters -- are they still going to be able to do their job? yes. they are out there still work answering calls around the city. >> they don't ask questions. they do it. they are a brotherhood. i'm wondering, given what happened in the neighborhood that has happened before, i'm wondering, because of the way those houses are built, you know, from street level it might look like two stories. but yet actually it goes a couple stories down the hill. are they talking at all about
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the construction of these type house maybe causing them more difficulty? >> reporter: they know that the construction of these houses -- what tom o'connor told us is that these houses are built upside-down. you have living levels below and above ground. they know that the fire started below them and that's exactly what they didn't want to happen but they go in knowing it's dangerous and they continue to fight these fires. >> they do. and we're grateful for that, too. all right, linda yee in san francisco, thank you. he was supposed to be in charge of countless drug investigations. now we're learning in addition to all the other allegations, the commander of a contra costa drug task force may have been planning to grow his own pot. joe vazquez is has new details as a widening drug probe now in the hands of the feds. >> reporter: this is the first time we have heard the district attorney talk about this publicly that normal wielsch allegedly according to the d.a. was trying to set up a
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marijuana grow house operation. it's not clear whether that came to fruition. but the county doesn't have the resources so they are going to make a federal case out of it. >> beginning today, united states attorney is assuming the lead investigatory and prosecutorial responsibility for the four named defendants. reporter: why hand the case over to the feds? the contra costa county d.a. says it's just so complicated and widespread. the allegations involving commander norman wielsch, private eye chris butler and two other officers from contra costa county involve everything from reselling confiscated drugs to committing dirty dui arrests, crimes which crossed jurisdictions and in some cases state lines. >> we're not relinquishing our entire case. we are not dismissing our charges. we could in fact in cooperation with the federal government -- they could file their federal charges, we could file in addition state charges. >> reporter: budgetary constraints are also a major issue. the d.a.'s office only has 20 investigators checking into 15,000 cases countywide every
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year. and this one huge case has produced so many allegations, some of which they haven't even gotten to yet, including the confession by butler that he and wielsch were running a brothel in pleasant hill. right now, the four defendants are out on bail. they will be re-arrested soon by the feds, although the u.s. attorneys office says no charges have been filed there yet. could there be even more people arrested before it's over? >> yes is the bottom line. we don't know what might be out there but obviously, one of the things i think i mentioned earlier that hasn't been fully explored or investigated yet is the issue of the possible brothel that was being established, possible grow farm. so sometimes it's difficult know whether people are just talking and there's just bravado or were steps were really taken to do some of those things. >> reporter: a spokesman for the u.s. attorneys office based in san francisco tells me that they are still in the investigatory stages on this.
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no arrests yet, dana. but remember, these four suspects are expected to be re- arrested and there could be more. >> you know, surprising enough when the initial allegations came out but that it keeps going is something else entirely. >> reporter: then you have only so many investigators. at some point they just said, the feds can handle this. they have the resources. >> okay. in martinez, joe vazquez, thank you. the former lab technician at the heart of the san francisco crime lab scandal has pleaded guilty to drug possession. deborah madden allegedly stole drug evidence from the police department in 2009. causing prosecutors to drop hundreds of cases. as part of her deal, she has to take drug classes. dave lopez on a court appearance today by giovanni ramirez. reporter: giovanni ramirez face today with charges in his
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parole violation probable cause hearing this morning. one being a suspects of the beating of bryan stow on opening day and two a felon in possession of a firearm. the fire allegation stuck. the connection to the stow beating did not. >> the commissioner agreed with my argument that there wasn't probable cause to hold giovanni ramirez on that charge. and so they dismissed it. >> reporter: ramirez's parole officer provided to the commissioner hearing this case very little information about the stow beating. >> listen, the only thing that was presented was allegations that stow was attacked by some male hispanic. that's it! >> we will have a full hearing in which evidence will be presented. the witnesses will be heard. >> reporter: chief charlie beck again reiterating that at the proper time the evidence that his detectives have against ramirez linking him to the stow beating will be revealed at the proper time and not before. and today according to several law enforcement sources, today wasn't the time to bring forth
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that information. all detectives wanted today was for ramirez to be bound over on a parole violation. and that's what they got. there was information at the hearing about a palmprint that was lifted off a car right next to where bryan stow was beaten. a few days ago detectives took a palmprint from ramirez at the jail but there was no indication anywhere in the report if there is a match. >> i'm assuming because nothing has been said that it isn't a match. >> i'm not going to present evidence in the media. >> reporter: the defense also claims that this surveillance camera in the neighborhood where ramirez lives clearly will show him on april 1 walking in the neighborhood with a full head of hair which is important they say because all the suspects have been identified as having a shaved head. on monday the defense will file these court documents hoping to get access to that video. from downtown los angeles, dave lopez, cbs 5. meanwhile, bryan stow could be off a fourth seizure medication tonight. according to his family's website, he appears to be tracking people with his eyes but doctors say they aren't
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sure if his brain is reacting to voice and movement or if he sees the people who visit and treat him. in the headlines, friends and family of a missing nursing student will hold a candlelight vigil tonight in hayward. 26-year-old michelle le disappeared last friday after leaving a class at kaiser medical center. police say le's cell phone was transmitting signals until midday saturday. it starts at 7:00 near where her car was found on ponderosa court. the man who killed a yale grad student from placerville will spend the next 44 years behind bars. annie le was found hidden behind a lab wall days before her wedding. raymond clark work as a tech with her. he pleaded guilty last march. and three bay area hospitals have been fined for violations serious enough to injure or kill patients. kaiser permanente in san francisco, contra costa county regional medical center in
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martinez, and mills peninsula in burlingame were all ordered to pay $50,000. in two case equipment was left inside patients during surgery. both patients recovered. well they won't be passed over this prom season. who stepped in to throw an amazing event for some young patients at a bay area hospital. i'm juliette goodrich live in the east bay. rain in june? you better double-check your weekend plans. mother nature could put a damper on all of these activities. i'll have a live report coming up. radiation from our cell phones. which are the worst and why your carrier makes a big difference. some seriously ill teenagers who ,,,,,,
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for the passport to adventure held at lucille packard children's hospital at stanford. 125 prom-goers get to party, play games, eat and travel around the world without ever leaving the hospital. it's a chance for them to forget about their illness if only for a short time. >> just being able to just do the girl stuff and just relax and have fun. it's really relaxing. it makes me a lot easier. >> part of the hospital will be transformed with decorations and back drops depicting landmarks from their trip around the world. this is all possible thanks to the hospital, schoolteachers and dreamworks, which supplied decorations. well, you probably know this by now. it's going to be a wet june weekend in the bay area. and from the aids life cycle to the escape from alcatraz triathlon there's a lot going on that would be better suited for the sunshine. don't even think about the
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weddings. juliette goodrich on people preparing for a june soaking. are you going to play 18 there? >> reporter: wouldn't that be nice? because they said that we could allen, we are going to give you a little ride so i'm going to let my photographer get settled n here we are at the san ramon valley golf course. there are two huge golf tournaments planned for this weekend. a little bit iffy because of mother nature as you might imagine. everyone deciding whether or not this tournament should actually be postponed. i'm going to let zach get out. we can show some of the guys already teeing off and putting right now. and zach, if you go further over to the right, there is a gazebo. a couple of outdoor weddings are actually scheduled for this weekend. they may need to move indoors or put a tent up. these piles of tarps and tents are a hot commodity for outdoor events this weekend. >> normally this time of year all of this stuff would be put away. >> reporter: this party store in dublin has extra tents ready
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to roll out in case the rain spoils outdoor activities particularly outdoor weddings and graduation ceremonies. >> we got lots of phone calls. not everyone is booking. they are just wanted to see if -- the last moment. >> reporter: at this paint store most outdoor paint jobs are on hold or cut short because of the wet weather. >> it slows down the exterior work but the painters will paint around it as best they can. so they will paint like up to noon today. and hope that the paint dries by 3 or 4:00 when the rains get in. >> reporter: and typically golf season heats up in june and july with golf tournaments lined up every weekend. but this weekend's golf tournament at the san ramon valley golf course might take a rain check. >> we have had a couple of tournaments scheduled tomorrow. and we are a kind of in a wait- and-see period, you know, due to the weather. most of the time they are not going to play in the rain. a lot of people will start when it's not raining but a lot of
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people start in the rain so it's just kind of wait and see. >> reporter: and moments like this are hard to pass up. enjoying the outdoors and all it has to offer while it is still dry. >> june weather... and it's raining! we're worried about her party. she just turned one but we had good weather. >> reporter: i know lawrence karnow is going to have our forecast for us, but i can tell you that despite a few raindrops that we felt already it's very muggy out. it's really warm. so it's nice golf weather right now, allen, just fyi for your dinner break. couple of baseball games giants playing this weekend there could be some rainouts and rain delays tomorrow. also doing a cbs 5 sponsor that i'm emceeing an event tomorrow a walk for wishes in moraga. we are moving that indoors because of the rain. so a little touch and go right now but i'm sure everyone will have fun no matter what. >> the charity events you hope don't get washed out. all right, juliette, enjoy it. let's check with lawrence.
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the pressure is on you, pal! >> this is tough. we have more rain coming. just beginning to move onshore right now. you can see the lighter showers already pushing into the bay. this is what we started to see this afternoon as the main area of low pressure is still off the coast. scattered light showers toward the oakland and berkeley areas right now into richmond. more rain as you move further to the north right now. but as we head throughout the night tonight, this is going to slide further and further south. we have more rain coming. take a look at the latest satellite image and i'll show you what i'm talking about. the core of the low off the coastline is spinning up into the bay area. the computer models showing some scattered light showers through 7:00 this evening. the main brunt of that system though still off the coast. doesn't look like that's going to move onshore until after midnight tonight. but tomorrow morning, you're looking at a very prime impressive soaker especially in the santa cruz mountains some
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with up to 3" of rainfall through monday. this system sliding by. by the afternoon sunny breaks and drying out. the temperatures will stay well below average. plan on 50s and mid-60s in the warmest spots around the bay area on saturday and here's your weekend. it looks like showers continuing with a possibility of some thunderstorms into sunday and monday. here's the good news. well, we have some good news. sunshine returns tuesday, wednesday, thursday and looks like the extended forecast next week, guy. >> thank you. when it comes to cell phone radiation, we are learning that not all devices or carriers are created equal. we are going to have that in two minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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health officials say four people who recently traveled to germany were infected with e- coli in that country. thre a deadly e. coli -- e. coli outbreak in europe has reached the united states. four people who traveled in germany were infected in that
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-- were infected in that country. three have kidney complications. that's a hallmark of the outbreak. 18 people have died across europe. more than 1600 are infected possibly from tainted produce. a warning about beverages imported from taiwan. a harmful chemical, dehp in some sports drinks, juices, even tea: chemical is used to make plastic more durable. it's a health hazard. taiwan issued a massive recall of several food products. china and south korea have also banned several taiwanese imports. the news this week was troubling enough. the prestige out world health organization possibly linking cell phones to cancer. on the consumerwatch, julie watts on how you can reduce your risk. julie. >> reporter: whether or not there's proof that cell phone radiation can cause cancer, lawmakers and consumer groups are launching new efforts to make sure you know how to use yours as safely as possible.
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>> it's a combination of the phone you're on, the network you're on and how you're using the phone. >> reporter: renee sharpe of the environmental working group says that's why they have compiled this database listing the cell phones with the most and least radiation. among the best, samsung's fascinating captivate and those with the highest radiation including the palm pixie and blackberry bold. but in addition to the radiation coming from the phone itself, cwg says consumers also should consider the radiation from the network. >> phones from the gsm network generally admit more radiation on average than phones in the cdma network. >> reporter: that means your average iphone on their gsm network is allegedly emitting more radiation than the same iphone on verizon's cdma. at&t tells consumerwatch it has no comment. but before you go swapping networks, there are plenty of simple steps you can take.
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>> holding the phone away from your head. using a headset. texting. >> reporter: but she says the most important step is to read the user manual. >> it says if you don't use it in the following way, you may exceed the 1.6 allowed radiation emissions. >> reporter: and state senator mark leno points out the manual usually says you have to hold the phone about an inch from the body and in some cases use a special carrying case just to stay within the fcc safety guidelines. >> often times this information is buried on page 83 or 84. >> reporter: so he sponsored a bill that would require packaging to point people to the safety manual. but without enough votes, thanks to cell phone industry opposition, the bill has been tabled. >> why is the cell phone company against the bill that simply says, look at our owner manual? >> that is the question. it makes me a little more suspicious as to how much more information do they have that they don't want anyone else to know. >> reporter: now, the wireless association, the ctia, declined to comment on its opposition. bill but bottom line, read your owner manual.
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pay attention to those distance requirements or you could be exceeding the radiation limits. as for the gsm network that is said to emit more radiation, at&t and t-mobile use gsm. for a list of the ewg's best and worst, go to our website, cbssf.com/consumer. >> i have never seen anyone hold their phone out here when they're talking. >> reporter: what told this me today is when they are counting for the radiation that's how far they are testing. so if they say the limit is xyz at one inch -- >> your holding it closer . >> you're exceeding the limit every time. >> thank you. he was dubbed dr. death for helping suffering people commit suicide. and tonight, jack kevorkian has died at the age of 83. we have a look at his life. >> reporter: jack kevorkian was known best for helping others die. early friday morning, the 83- year-old lost his life to
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illness in a detroit area hospital. his lawyer says he suffered fray number of conditions including liver cancer. >> dr. jack kevorkian was a rare human being. he was the historic man. >> reporter: the man known as dr. death became a household name in the 1990s after developing a suicide machine. the device allowed patients to flip a switch to have the lethal drugs flowing. kevorkian avoided conviction in four trials. but in 1998, he gave this video to "60 minutes." it showed kevorkian injecting a lethal substance into a man with lou gehrig's disease. this time, he was convicted of second-degree murder. when he was released eight years later, kevorkian told mike wallace he would not participate in any more assisted suicides. >> what would you do if a desperate person comes to you, jack kevorkian, and says, i need help. >> it would be painful for me but i would have to refuse him because i gave my word. >> reporter: kevorkian said part of the reason he fought
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for assisted suicide was so he could one day have the option. but his lawyer says he became very weak in his final days. >> i believe that in the end, if he had enough strength to do something about it, he would have. >> reporter: last year, hbo made a movie about the controversial doctor called, you don't know jack starring al pacino. kevorkian used the publicity to continue his life's pursuit making assisted suicide legal. ines ferre for cbs news. busine san jose police have a tentative new contract agreement with the city of san jose that will save some police jobs. just ahead, why some say it's just a temporary fix not a long- term budget solution. and a plan some complain is bad for business. why there will be no more free ride at some bay area parking garages. and a $50 million mistake. why a law school grad is now sending a bill to her alma mater. ,,
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danger for some officers is not completely over. len. >> reporter: well, you said it, dana. there is a feeling of relief here at san jose pd with this tentative new contract. but officers aren't exactly walking around slapping each other on the back, either, because this means that they will all be taking a 10% pay cut for a year or longer. but the bottom line is it does save jobs. reporter: officer sadsad has worn a badge for four years. >> i love being a cop. >> reporter: this could have been her last year with san jose pd. she was on the layoff list, one of 156 officers whose jobs were in jeopardy but now have been saved by a tentative contract agreement between the police union and the city. >> i can kind of take a breath and not have to worry so much. but there's always that lingering kind of stress back there. >> reporter: there's been a lot of stress to go around. 122 officers whose jobs were previously cut will not be reinstated. the agreement just keeps the situation from going from bad to worse. >> we worked all the way up to
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approximately 11:00 trying to resolve our differences. >> reporter: the police union president calls the contract a breakthrough that will help keep the city safer. >> it's a good deal in a sense that one, it allows us to avoid the additional layoffs of 156 of our brother and sister officers. two, it is good for the community. >> reporter: the union agreed to the city's demand of a 10% pay cut. it means about $300 to $400 less a month in their paychecks. they also turned officer positions into civilian positions and to give up jurisdiction at mineta san jose international airport into private security. >> what made the difference, i don't know. i'm just happy that the two negotiating teams were able to come to a tentative agreement so we can avoid the layoffs of 156 officers. that's a really big deal. >> reporter: but the mayor says he will still push for long- term pension reform including a possible ballot measure this fall to allow for such things as raising the retirement age for officer and civilian employees. >> i'm kind of disappointed to hear that.
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i think this was just a perfect example of how, you know, bargaining units in the city can work on an agreement on pension reform without going to the ballot. >> the ballot measure will implement longer-term fiscal reforms that will save a lot more money. >> personally, think that's just go to make our job here at the -- personally, i think that's just going to make our job here at the poa that much more difficult in trying to have our members ratify this contract. >> reporter: and speaking of ratification, that process starts monday and goes for seven days online. the members of the union will be able to vote whether or not they want to accept the terms of this contract or reject it. after seven days, then it goes to the city council assuming they get 50% plus one to pass. >> all right. len ramirez in san jose, thank parking at city-owned garages in san jose is liningly going to get more expensive. the city council is set to vote on june 14 on restructuring parking rates. the rate increase would be
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between 25 and 33% and eliminate some free garage spaces but the plan would give many downtown visitors a break by extending free parking with validation beyond two hours and on nights and weekends. caltrain riders won't have to deal with massive service cuts. the rail line's board approved a $104 million budget yesterday. it least out station cuts and closures that had been proposed. caltrain plugged a $30 million budget gap with a 25-cent fare hike and a $1 parking rate increase. the rate increases take effect next month. all right. now to the economy. the latest snapshot of the labor market came as a big disappointment. the economy added just 54000 jobs in may the lowest number in eight months while the unemployment rate rose to 9.1%. economists hope the slowdown is due to temporary factors such as higher gas prices that force employers to cut costs.
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in general, the economy needs to add about 150,000 jobs a month just to keep pace with population growth. and a law school graduate who cannot find a job is suing her alma mater for $50 million. anna aloe berto graduated with honors in san diego and passed the california bar but says she has been unable to find full time work as an attorney and it's been three years. her suit accuses the law school of fraud for claiming a post graduation employment rate above 70% numbers that apparently included part-time employment and nonlegal positions. alaaburda says her degree left her with nothing but a $150,000 student loan debt. it is case of the united states of america versus john edwards. the man who twice ran for president was in federal court this afternoon. as danielle nottingham reports,
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he is charges with miss using campaign money. >> reporter: john edwards left the federal courthouse in winston-salem north carolina with his oldest daughter at his side after pleading not guilty to several charges. >> i will regret for the less of my life the pain and harm that i have caused to others but i did not break the law. and i never ever thought i was breaking the law. >> reporter: in court, the judge released the two-time presidential candidate without requiring him to post bail but ordered him to surrender his passport. he is accused of secretly using nearly a million dollars from two donors to hide his mistress and their baby during his 2008 run for the white house. prosecutors argue the money helped protect edwards' image as a devoted family man allowing him to stay in the race. but the defense says edwards just wanted to protect his
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marriage to elizabeth edwards, who had cancer and has since died. >> no one would have known or should have known or could have been expected to know that these payments would be treated or should be considered as campaign contributions. >> reporter: the charges come after a two-year investigation. attempts to reach a plea deal fell through because edwards didn't want to plead guilty to a felony and possibly lose his law license. now he could face time behind bars. >> he is looking at penalties upwards of 30 years in prison if he is convicted. now he won't get that. but these are very serious charges. >> reporter: the judge set a tentative trial date of july 11. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. a look inside the m.o. of the bluetooth bandit. why police say he is so good at getting away with purses and wallets. and staring down the barrel of a gun, how a soldier home on leave finds himself in harm's way again. roger federer has won 16
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grand slams but he found himself as the underdog against novak djokovic. and one member of the giants reaches out to scott cousins. that's coming up in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,
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call or come in and talk with us today. other thefts. police have be well, he is wanted for stealing from eight women in the bay area suspected of six other thefts, too. but police have been trying to catch him for a year. don ford shows us video of the thief's m.o. and what makes him stand out. >> this is a guy we dubbed the bluetooth bandit. he has done about nine or ten wallets and purses. >> reporter: pickpockets and thieves are nothing new to san francisco but this guy stands out. police say he and his accomplices have charged nearly $50,000 with stolen credit cards. >> he is very good. yeah. he is a pro. he is definitely a pro. this is not just a guy who decided to steal wallets.
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he goes in with the intent to steal those wallets. >> reporter: he always wears a bluetooth headset and is well- dressed staking out coffee shops and bars, looking for women with open purses. watch here as he sits down behind his victim slipping his hand through his coat jacket pretending to search for something when actually, he is searching the victim's purse and taking her wallet. sergeant moreno and his team have been trying to catch the bluetooth bandit for nearly a year. it's a complicated investigation outlined here on a timeline, his case fills several binders. he says no matter how good he is -- this person says no matter how good he is, she keeps her eyes open. >> after living in the city i have had had property stolen. >> reporter: police are confident they will catch the guy but this age-old advice is still true. keep your purse locked, keep it in sight and even a skilled pickpocket will have a hard time ripping you off.
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in san francisco, don ford, cbs 5. another criminal caught in the act by a soldier home on leave. a bank robber is caught by surveillance cameras waving a gun inside a florida bank on tuesday. iraq vet eddie peoples is in the background shielding his two young sons. when the gunman took off, peoples took off after him ramming his own car into the robber's vehicle. peopleles wrestled the thief to the ground and held him until officers arrived. get to a standing ovation when he returned to the bank and a commendation from the local sheriff's department. >> good for him. student art programs in danger of disappearing. the weekend event one bay area community to make sure kids creativity is kept alive. never ending rainy season continues around the bay area. clouds already overhead and yeah, we're already starting to see showers. we'll have your weekend forecast coming up next. ,,,,
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group of artists in los gatos. don fernandez shows us how they' save the arts. the raindrops may fall but it won't stop a group of artists in los gatos. don fernandez shows us how they are banding together to save
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the arts for kids. reporter: if you're trying to bring a community to life on a canvas, artists say los gatos might be a good choice. >> just love it. i especially love painting out sight. >> reporter: beth winfield is in town and this victorian caught her eye. >> just the brown turret and the there's a lot of detail in it. the round turret. different angles and structures. >> reporter: beth is one of 35 artists in town to compete in this year's plain airs benefit art shows. the show is helping local nonprofit artists organizations and to promote art education for kids. >> it's for people who love duty and who can appreciate the efforts and the fact that every artist has a different eye. you can have three artists painting the same theme and each one will be completely different. >> reporter: artists were selected from a group of 80. more than 100 pieces of their
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work will be on sale this weekend. the show hopes to raise $30,000. if you are coming down to the event this weekend, organizers want you to know you can be sure of two things. one, you will be dry under a tent. and two, the paint will be dry. in los gatos, don fernandez, cbs 5. well, somebody is going to be painting her house this weekend. >> don't start those painting projects now because it's wet. this see doesn't want to end. it's -- this season doesn't end. the rain continues to fall around the bay area and it's picking up right now. just started to see more of those showers as the first of the band of moisture is moving onshore. lots of clouds through our skies throughout the day but it took a while to get the rain to begin to move in. hi-def doppler picking up on the moisture now and you can see a whole lot of green coming your way. starting to make its way along the peninsula at this hour and there's plenty more to. could this is really just the
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beginning of what looks like a fairly slow mover. scattered showers in pacifica, in san francisco and at the zoo, widely scattered over toward the east bay at this hour. further north we have seen more of the rainfall moving by but these are just lighter bands pushing on through right now. there is a lot off the coastline and this whole band, this whole system is going to be slighting on shore overnight tonight making for a very impressive soaker especially for this time of year. could be a record-breaker. all right. this is how it looks on our satellite image and you can see the system spinning off the coastline. the core of the low still well off the coast here. it looks look it is going to spin off the coastline the better part of the weekend sending bands of moisture our way. rainfall totals tough to predict through monday. we are looking at maybe 2-plus inches in the north bay maybe as high as three inches in some of the wetter spots, maybe one to two inches in the east bay, on the peninsula 2" of rain and 3" of rain in the santa cruz mountains. the good news is major waterways looking okay but we'll see plenty of slick roads a lot of puddling out there so be careful driving around.
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temperatures right now 50s and some 60s so fairly mild out the door. but plan on more rain on the increase. numbers around the state tomorrow will stay cool. lots of showers in much of northern california. prepare for some winter-like weather as we are going to see very unsettled conditions and just can't get that big ridge of high pressure to build in so you have this low spinning off the coastline. it is going to slide down the coastline over the next 24 hours and as it does, all that moisture is going to be spinning up in our direction. so a wet weekend on tap for the bay area. so plan on it. it is going to be on-and-off rain for the better part of the weekend. you will see some sunny breaks but not a lot. overnight wet into early tomorrow morning the brunt of t then it starts to slide over to the east bay and as it moves by, looks like may catch a break at the immediate coastline. you get the idea, this is a good soaker heading in our direction and looks like it doesn't stop there. more showers expected with the possibility of thunderstorms on sunday and monday.
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dry weather middle of next week. >> i notice how you're staying over there on the other side of the room. [ laughter ] come november, it's going to be up to voters but in the meantime there is new fodder for the debate. tonight at 10:00 and 11:00, a new superhero on the block. his mission, to stop circumcisions. why jewish community leaders call this character anti- semitic. shaquille o'neal invites the media to his house to make his retirement official. and how running saved ronnie good man. his story next in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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everyone that he's still the best player in the world... novak djokovic had won 43- straight matches... but federer roger federer put an end to the discussion that he is on the downside of his career. he reminded people he is still the best player in the world. he played novak djokovic today. the 29-year-old was all over the court. >> standing ovation, please. >> that is grandpa? [ laughter ] >> djokovic forced a fourth
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set but federer's ace put an end to the match and winning streak. he will go against the king of play, nadal. >> if i never hear from cousins again or he never plays another day in the big leagues i think being all be happy. >> giants general manager brian sabean reached out to the marlins gm and scott cousins to clarify that his comments made yesterday on knbr were out of frustration and didn't intend to villify cousins. earlier this week shaquille o'neal announced through twitter that he was retiring. today the fifth leading scorer in league history held a press conference in his florida mansion to make it official. >> for me and my father was joke the other day and we was like, dad, i'm retiring. he was like how many points you got? 28. he was like you dummy if hit some free throws like i taught you how to shoot them you would have had 30,000 points. [ laughter ] >> next sunday, 1500 runners will brave the stairs and steep trails for the 101st
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dipsy race. for one san francisco man it isn't about winning, it's about getting his life back on track. >> they call meet running man when they see me running in san quentin and guys see me running and then it's unbelievable, they see me drawing. >> reporter: within the secured walls of san quentin and folsom state, ronnie goodman found freedom through a paint brush and canvas. and a love for keeping fit. as an avid runner and an artist, the 50-year-old former inmate says his time behind bars for burglary changed his life. >> that person didn't have much to look forward to in life. he just took life for granted and that was it. me, i respect life. i appreciate life. and i'm humbled and thankful that i am free. >> reporter: goodman was paroled to san francisco last october. >> this is like -- it's almost like deja vu. >> reporter: he is currently
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homeless, awaiting public housing. >> i don't have much. so there's not much people can take from me because everything in my life has been gone. but yet i feel like i got everything. it's like i just got started with my art and it's just to me i -- i love what i do. you know? it's just -- so it just -- there is no question, i would not do anything -- anything at all to go back. >> reporter: after serving an eight-year sentence, goodman passed one big test of endurance. he is now preparing to commit his mind to going straight and his body to a seven-mile run in the upcoming dipsy race. >> i ran it previously. >> reporter: you did? >> yes. and it's no joke. my quads are feeling the pain. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the artwork is a
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reflection of goodman's past troubled world and it has captured the attention of experts. the color of hope is the name of one exhibit on display. his future ambitions are dedicated to his late mother whose life was cut short. >> i see visions of her when i run. it brings tears to my eyes because i can see her smiling face. you know? she has this smiling face. and, you know, when i look at, you know, when i run, just all of a sudden she pops up and i talk to her. you know... and i just -- i guess i don't know, i just -- it's a good thing. i get really tickled inside. >> ronnie's drawings and paintings are on display at the meridian gallery in san francisco until july 30. >> he is very talented, the black and while linoleum cuts, nice. >> would you know. >> she two know. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com [ male announcer ] introducing icy hot naturals with natural menthol. that gets icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away fast.
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